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Me & my: Scodix Ultra 101

At the beginning of this year Precision Printing installed the UK’s first Scodix Ultra 101 digital enhancement inkjet at its Dagenham site, replacing the older of its two existing Scodix S75 models. Its on-demand gloss and foil effects are being offered with Precision’s well-established fast-turnround online print services.

Only connect: pulling all the pieces together

It is the nature of a management information system that it has to connect with various other systems within a printing business from all sorts of vendors and across disciplines, from pre-press to accounts and shipping.

Built to last

In the old days, printing machines were made to last. They were cleaved from solid chunks of metal and essentially built like brick outhouses. Despite technological advances making many of these old machines essentially obsolete, many UK printers still use older equipment on a daily basis to complete all manner of different tasks.

Business Inspection: Make a strong recovery

In the late noughties, Mark Gray was running a profitable Manchester print business producing educational material, but with the market flagging due to new technological capabilities in schools, Gray was on the lookout to join forces with another print entity in a bid to combine offers and diversify.

Hampton in UK Subscription Plus first

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  • Thursday, July 23, 2020
Hampton Printing (Bristol) has become the first UK printer to finance a new press through Heidelberg’s Subscription Plus 'pay per sheet' model and is set to install the new Speedmaster XL 106 next month as it looks to its next stage of growth.

Me & my: Fujifilm Jet Press 750S

Buying a new car after three years if a newer model comes out, isn’t all that unusual. Swapping a near-million-pound digital press for a newer model after three years, is less common. Still, Jamie Emmerson, director of Emmerson Press in Kenilworth, is happy with the choice he and his fellow directors made early last year.

20 lessons learned during lockdown for prospering amid the new normal

While some print firms were shuttered during lockdown, others have kept going throughout. Dr Adrian Steele, managing director at Staffordshire-based Mercian Labels shares some of the changed workplace practices the business has adopted and that have become its ‘new normal’, as the label specialist continued to operate 24/5.

Going greener: 10 top tips

There was a time during the last decade when carbon footprint reduction seemed to be the primary topic of conversation in the print industry, with recyclables, chemicals and shifts to new, greener machinery seeming to dominate industry discussion.

Commission accomplished

Every commercial operation needs good salespeople if they are to sell their products, but while pay can be easier to set for some employees, it has been notoriously difficult to create a commission scheme for salespeople that works for employer and employee alike.

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